University District News Minneapolis

The Twin Cities Daily Planet is partnering with the Southeast Publications Board to help neighbors in the five neighborhoods in the University District—Marcy-Holmes, Como, Prospect Park-East River Road, Cedar-Riverside/West Bank, and the University neighborhood itself—share news about their communities. We invite you to be part of the project! Here's how:

For more information about how you can contribute news and tips to the Daily Planet's coverage of the University District neighborhoods, contact editor [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net.

City leaders at odds with apartment's design

Dinkytown rentals owner Tim Harsem testifies on his affordable housing plans at a committee meeting at City Hall on April 27, 2015.

Marcy-Holmes officials say plans for a new complex don’t fit with the area’s aesthetic.


Her Dream Came True

University of Minnesota student Husna Ibrahim. With the  help of Project SUCCESS, she and her sister are the first in her family to receive a college education. Photo by Jenny Batten


Undemocratic neighborhood process continues in Prospect Park

A watertower in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.

I’ve been a member of the Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association since 1997.

Green Line Businesses bounce back

Patrons enjoy drinks on Stub and Herb’s outdoor patio as a Green Line light rail train passes on Washington Avenue on April 14, 2015. Businesses along the transit line that faced low sales and slow foot traffic during its construction are now bouncing back.

For some businesses along the Green Line light rail, the nearly two years of transit construction proved to be too much to keep operations steady.
The light rail’s cons

Former and current Dinkytown activists will compare notes

Protesters gathered in and around vacated buildings for a month in 1970 to prevent their demolition for the construction of a fast-food restaurant. Over the roof, you can see Marshall High School in the distant background a block away and some former Victorian homes that had been converted to businesses. Photo by and Copyright Cheryl Walsh Bellville.


Higher ed committee approves omnibus bill ignoring U of M increase request

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee April 15. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved an


Fight for 15: Protest in Minneapolis for increased minimum wages

Protestors in Minneapolis rallied on Wednesday, April 15, on the University of Minnesota campus to demand a $15 minimum wage.

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